September 29, 1934

A Practical Treatise on Diseases of the Skin for the Use of Students and Practitioners

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By Oliver S. Ormsby, M.D., Clinical Professor and Chairman of the Department of Dermatology, Rush Medical College of the University of Chicago. With Revision of the Histopathology in This Edition. By Clark Wylie Finnerud, B.S., M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology, Rush Medical College of the University of Chicago. Fourth edition. Cloth. Price, $11.50. Pp. 1288, with 622 illustrations. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1934.

JAMA. 1934;103(13):1017. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750390061028

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Recognized as one of the leading textbooks in the field of dermatology, this work represents one of the most complete considerations of the subject anywhere available. Its history goes back many years. In its preparation, all the dermatologic literature is carefully reviewed. In the present edition thirty-six new diseases are described. The accounts of twenty diseases are rewritten and the entire book is reconstructed. One hundred and twenty-four new pictures have been added, since it is recognized that illustration is a vital accessory to any dermatologic publication. This volume is scientifically constructed for the teaching of dermatology, setting forth first a working knowledge of the microscopic anatomy and physiology of the skin and following with a general discussion of symptomatology, etiology, diagnosis and treatment. Then comes the consideration of individual diseases of the skin classified according to both pathologic conditions and etiologic considerations. These are the classifications suggested by Hebra

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